posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by Wetpaint72
Be careful, first of all...
If it is a septic tank (and a concrete tank certainly suggests that), then for obvious reasons you don't want to be messing with what is in there. If
it is clean
, you could get a simple sump pump and pump it out, but if you don't know what you are getting into, that could turn into a
gigantic mess in a real hurry.
There should be someone there locally to you that does septic tank service, you can probably get them to come pump it out and inspect it... they have
the equipment to do it safely. If it is a septic tank and you pump it, you might even be in trouble for pollution issues, which a septic service
company would not.
As it happens, I just had mine pumped out, and it cost $240 + tax to get it done (actually cost more, but we had to find the tank, which you already
Regarding smell, if it was pumped out when decommissioned, and has been sitting for a while unused, it might not necessarily smell real bad without
being disturbed. So I would not use smell alone as an indicator.
Good luck with it... and use caution.